Founded in 1983, Information Station Specialists is the USA's best
known source for Information Radio Stations (TIS/HAR), advisory
the specialized services required to
transmit spoken messages to citizens − the only such source
providing products entirely made in America.
Designed for our fixed and portable Information
Radio Systems, the NX8R Digital Message Player
allows operators to record up to 1,000 broadcast
messages and store three hours of recordings in
nonvolatile flash memory. This means, no message
(battery) backup is required. Additionally, NX8R
provides eight external contacts to initiate
various message playlists, live audio segments
and event sequences.
NX8R is a direct upgrade to our earlier
RAM-based digital message players (AP55TM and IP8TM)
with similar protocols and command sets, so
relearning protocols is kept to a minimum for
Features listed in red
below are exclusive to the NX8R Digital Message
Player compared to any others on the market.
Voicemail-style natural voice operation with
800-word/phrase capability; voice prompts and
status report on available recording time,
sequences, security codes, programming
parameters and complete status of current audio
program, relay states, power.
One thousand independent broadcast messages that
may be of any length. Each message may be
independently monitored and later erased, as
Automatic message scheduling by time, day, date.
Internal time clock never requires setting,
keeping time even with total loss of power.
Fifty message playlists that may contain
hundreds of broadcast messages,
commands for up to four external relays, other
(nested) playlists and differing output levels
for each audio output. Playlists may be created,
recreated or appended locally or remotely.
Selection of active playlist locally or
Three hours of recordable time in dynamic flash
Three audio inputs for separate and independent
live program feeds, each with independent audio
Three audio outputs with audio levels settable
locally, remotely or programmed to change
One- to nine-digit security access code,
defeat-able phone prompting, programmable
locally or remotely. User-settable number of
retries and timeout period for maximum security.
Five-second and full-message survey monitoring
of all stored messages and playlists.
Eight prioritized control closures to trigger
message sequences remotely.
Control closure prioritization allows automatic
interrupts for emergency messages and automatic
National Weather Service all-hazard radio
notifications (weather and EAS).
Includes prerecorded messages by professional
announcer for advisory radio application --
ready for broadcast immediately.
Station identification message broadcasts every
Rack mountable, slim design, 1 RU in height.
Two-way redundant control, which allows full
control of the NX8R Digital Message Player via
push-to-talk style transceivers (not included)
in parallel with and having priority over
telephone control. The two-way, redundant
control option uses the same commands and
protocols as telephone control, including the
same voice prompts and control options.
US Patents: PowerPlane Flex Factory-Assembled Groundplane (5,495,261),
Vertical Profile Antenna System (7,027,008).
Trademarks: 2XTM Signal
Booster, ALERT AMTM
Emergency Advisory Radio System, AP55TM
Digital Message Player, ENcastTM
Emergency Notification Broadcast System, FAS6000TM
Flashing Beacons & Controller, FASTrackTM
Quick-Erect Sign, Flashing ALERTTM
Sign System, HearMoreInfoSM
Internet Broadcasts, Information Station Specialists, InfoRadioTM
Format, Information Station ClassicTM,
Information Station IPTM,
Radio Station, IP8TM Digital
Message Player, IP76TM
Digital Message Player, ITS6000TM
Highway Advisory Radio Network, LIGHTNINGTM
LED Portable Changeable Message Sign, NX8RTM
Digital Message Player, OP2200TM
On-Premise Radio Broadcast System, Potential Interference Notification
ServicesTM (PINS), Power
Loss Notification ModuleTM,
Factory-Assembled Groundplane, PowerSTATTM
Portable Power Source, evINFOSM
Portable Information Radio Service, RadioSTATTM
Portable Emergency Advisory Radio Station, RoadRunnR®
Portable Highway Advisory Radio Station, Signal Measurement RadioTM
Internet Broadcast Service, StealthTM
Sign, StreamCastSM Internet
Broadcast Service, Stylized ISS LogoTM,
SX200TM Wattmeter, TR6000
Vertical Profile Antenna System, VoiceStarTM
Portable Highway Advisory Radio Station (with our without Changeable
Message Sign), Wireless Audio LinkTM.
Information Radio Stations is a generic term synonymous with Travelers
Information Stations (TIS), Highway Advisory Radio Stations (HAR) /
Highway Information Systems & Low Power Radio Stations (LPR). Operation
of the stations is governed by FCC Part 90.242 Rules. A FCC license is
required. Information Radio Stations may be fixed or portable.
Subcomponents may include transmitter, antenna and ground system,
digital voice player, wattmeter, cabinet with conventional or Corbin
locks, lightning arrestors for RF, power and telephone lines, coaxial
cable. Most stations employ black maximized antennas to discourage ice
accumulation and security measures to prevent unauthorized program
access. Options include synchronization, battery backup, solar power,
remote programming by local, network or telco, multi-station audio
distribution via RF or LAN / WAN or wireless network.